Volume 99, Issue 6 November 20, 2013
Hornets win Key to the County. See page 10
The Hornet The Voice of Fullerton College
Wall of Rememberance FC comes to Fullerton receives top spot College Data reveals that Latino students are transferring in high numbers to CSUs. MICHELLE VAZQUEZ Hornet Reporter
The college hosted a week of events to honor veterans of the U.S. military. The occassion brought participation from students and many community members. See story on page 6
Photo by Javier Gonzalez, The Hornet
State Assembly discuss transfer paths
A committee debated the importance of continuing on to universities. GREG DIAZ Editor-in-Chief
The biggest question that emerged from the Assembly Committee on Higher Education was how to create more transfer pathways to the University of California schools. The assembly, held last Tuesday in the 200 building, brought together committee members from the California State Assembly with the goal of streamlining the transfer process from a California Community College to a university.
Representatives from both the UC and CSU schools were on hand to assess the current state of their school’s transfer experience in the wake of recently enacted legislation designed to encourage transfer pathways. For the CSU schools, SB 1440 was signed into legislation in September 2010 and created the Associate Degrees for Transfer which guarantees admission to a CSU campus. It established 24 Transfer Model Curriculums to serve as templates to bring the requirements of CSU majors in line with the curriculum of CCC. The concern of the committee is that they felt a lack of comprehension of these programs by the majority of the
CCC students. Ken O’Donnell, the associate dean with the office of the chancellor of the CSU, said that while the schools have 40,000 potential pathways, most are unused due to lack of student awareness. Stephen Handel, the associate vice president of undergraduate admissions for the UC, said that it was important that the universities evaluated each applicant on an individual basis and not offer blanket transfer acceptance but could offer guarantees from the individual schools. While acceptance of transfer applicants to the UC system has increased by 49 percent in
the last seven years, there was a tension with the recent news that UC San Diego would be ending their transfer admission guarantees in 2014 and the possibility of other schools following suit. Sachin Jain, a graduate student from UC Berkeley, argued that what makes the UC schools some of the best in the world is their uniqueness in focus and requirements. For CCC students, the committee will look to improve online information about the various transfer pathways to universities to make up for the current lack of counselors. They hope to find a place for every student eligible for transfer.
Information from the California State Universities released last month stated that Fullerton College enrolls the most Latino students transferring to their campuses. The total number of Latino transfer students during the 2012-2013 year was 443, a 5 percent increase from last year. FC President Rajen Vurdien stated that the college is working very hard to help every student succeed, specifically for Latinos because there is a significant difference between the various ethnicities and their transfer percentages. Latinos are still not ranking at the same level as Asian-Americans or Caucasians. “The faculty and staff are dedicated because they too want to see the students succeed,” said Vurdien. “We work together to help students do better.” He also stated how the campus has a wide range of resources such as the Cadena Transfer Center, the Puente Program and the Transfer Achievement Program. Students must do their part as well to ensure their success and progress. “If you make the conscience decision to come to college, then you have to do your part to make it happen,” said Vurdien. “We can’t do everything for you.” CSU Fullerton which is the closest Cal State to FC is considered number one amongst FC transfer students. It is also number four in the state for the total number of CSU transfers. [see Transfers page 3]
Nov. 11-Nov. 17
Theater adapts Anne Frank’s story
The Theater Arts Department will be featuring an adaption to the story, “The Diary of Anne Frank” from the original stage play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. This new performance is directed by Wendy Kesselman and will run Thursday, Dec. 5 until Sunday, Dec. 8. For more information on showtimes, refer to the campus box office or www.fcfinearts.fullcoll.edu. Tickets are $12.50 for presale and $15 at the door.
Photo by Javier Gonzalez, The Hornet
Concert provides assistance to Kenya
The Political Science Student Association, Music Department, Associated Students and Inter-Club Council are co-sponsoring a Kenyan Benefit Concert. Proceeds from this event will all go towards the Kipepeo Empowerment Community Program, an organization in western Kenya hoping to provide assistance for the needy in the local villages of the Emuhaya district. This concert will be on Friday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. and tickets are now on sale at the Theater Box Office.
Food drive assists students in need
FC’s club M.E.Ch.A has been hosting a Thanksgiving Food Drive since the 1970s. They are hoping for donations in the form of gift cards, non-pershables and money in the form of checks. Donations will go towards Thanksgiving gift baskets for Fullerton College students and families. For more information, you can attend M.E.Ch.A’s club meetings from 2:15-4 p.m. alternating Thursdays in Room 1429.
November 20, 2013
1. Battering on a school official in the 1200 building on Nov. 13. 2. Petty theft of a stolen bicycle between 300 and 1300 building on Nov. 14. 3. Battering on Nov. 14 on the Quad. 4. Petty theft of a stolen bicycle on the Quad on Nov. 15.
Campus Safety Phone Number: (714) 992-7080 Emergency Phone Number: (714) 992-7777 Fullerton Police Department: (714) 738-6700 Fullerton Fire Department: (714) 738-6122
Photo Courtesy of Mark Sutton
Local publisher hosting poetry night A free event at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center will allow local writers to present their own work. This event will be hosted by an independent Orange County publisher, Moon Tide Press, who have published works from many Southern Californian writers. The reading is specific to poetry and open to the general public. This event will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Holiday celebrations begin at Fullerton
After the closing of Winterfest due to budget cuts in 2010, Fullerton Downtown Plaza is hosting an event to bring back holiday cheer once again with Winter Market. The Winter Market will feature pictures with Santa, holiday shopping, food booths and a beer and wine garden. This free event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7 from noon4 p.m and is located on Wilshire Avenue between Harbor Boulevard and Pomona Avenue.
Firefighters host holiday toy drive
The annual “Spark of Love” toy drive is looking to collect new, unwrapped gift items for children. Fullerton fire stations have collection boxes at all six locations and will distribute the gifts to children in need in Fullerton and throughout Orange County. This drive will begin the Monday after Thanksgiving and go through Dec. 24. For further information, contact the Fire Prevention Division of the Fullerton Fire Department at 714-738-6500.
Compiled By Martin Becerra, The Hornet
Nov. 21, 1956 A second campus was added for The Nursing School Program at Orange County Hospital.
Nov. 18, 1966
San Bernardino Valley College paid for damages after their students Toilet papered the FC campus.
Nov. 19, 1982 A defective Edison transformer exploded and caused a power loss.
Nov. 20, 1995 A differential fee of $50 was placed to discourage students with B.A.’s was eliminated.
Novelist visits FC
A published author speaks at the campus theater to share stories about her unconventional path to writing. RACHAEL GARCIA Hornet Reporter
Fullerton College celebrates football homecoming week Campus event brings together clubs, athletics and school pride. KAYLIE MIRAFLORES Hornet Reporter
Homecoming Day prepared Fullerton College for the upcoming 91st annual “Key to the County Homecoming Football” game. The celebrations catered to both conventional students and students who take night classes. The pep rally ran from 10 a.m.1:15 p.m. and then returned that night for Homecoming Nite Life from 5:30-7:30 p.m, on the Quad. Both events provided students with live entertainment, food and club booths. Club booths were set up on Wednesday, Nov. 13 for those
students who were interested in joining. The booths were decorated according to different decades. The Student Transfer Opportunity Mentorship Program won first place in booth design. “Our booth was inspired by the 1940s,” said Dalina Barber, Student Transfer Opportunity Mentorship Program member. “It felt amazing to win, it will help get our name out there.” The second place went to the Society of Writers club. There were also gaming tables offering the students a chance to pass time in between classes. A free pasta lunch and dinner was served to any student who was willing to wait in line. Fullerton College showcased students of the band, cheer and
Photo by Mathew Flores, The Hornet
dance team with some quick performances to help get the crowd excited. After the performances, Coach Byrnes brought the football team to the stage to get recognized for the hard work they displayed this season. Many people feel confident that the FC football team will take home the win, including FC President Rajen Vurdien. “The Hornet football team will win the game on Saturday. We have the best team currently in the state of California and are ranked number 2 nationally. This team is a team that will win the state championship,” said Vurdein. Vurdein encourages everyone to be supportive of the football team and offered free admission to the game for students.
The Hornets take home the victory
A 56-35 win over Santa Ana will take them to the State playoffs. The Hornets now lead the all-time series 46-41-4 See Sports page 10 & Photo page 12
Corrine Jackson never thought she would be writing young adult novels. She never read them herself, nor did she ever think she would write professionally. Having grown up poor, she was encouraged by her family to pursue a career in a more lucrative field like business. While most students listened to Jackson’s readings in the campus theater for extra credit, some students went because they stumbled on her twitter page and enjoyed what they saw. Whichever reason led the students and faculty to the theater, Jackson’s retelling on how she became a published author captivated her audience. Jackson lives in San Francisco, where she works a full-time job at a top marketing agency managing campaigns for several Fortune 500 clients. After she gets off from her day job, she heads to her “office” to write. “I typically put in my 8-10 hour day and then head to my local 24-hour Starbucks to get in several hours of writing. The weekends are usually a writing extravaganza,” said Jackson. Jackson attended 11 different colleges and has collected bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English and a Master’s of Fine Arts in creative writing. In college she studied graphic design and marketing, but whenever she had free time in her school schedule, she would enroll in English or creative writing courses. She never thought that writing was a potential career, until she started writing her paranormal romance trilogy. “I have to say, I didn’t get serious about publication until 2009 when I began writing ‘Touched,’” said Jackson. “Touched” is about a girl named Remy, who comes from an abusive home, but she can heal people with her touch. When Remy’s father takes custody of her, she must deal with living with his new family and town.
“I could relate to the character of Remy,” said Jackson. “In some ways, she is a version of me at that age minus the physical abuse or the power to heal. Between my parents, there were nine marriages and eight divorces by the time I was fifteen. Feelings of rejection and heartache still haunt me.” During the time she was writing “Touched,” she knew nothing about writing or editing. The writing part wasn’t the most difficult step, it was the several months of editing and rejections that rocked her faith.
“Between my parents, there were nine marriages and eight divorces by the time I was fifteen. Feelings of rejection and heartache still haunt me.”
—Corrine Jackson Author
Jackson’s family reminded her to never give up on her dream by binding two copies of her book in secret and then telling her to have a little faith. While waiting for an agent to respond to her query letters for “Touched,” Jackson wrote the novel, “If I Lie”, which was actually picked up first. When Jackson concluded her readings from “If I Lie” and “Touched,” the audience asked her questions about the editing process, how to find an agent and advice on becoming a writer. “She made a strong female lead in ‘Touched’ that I can relate to rather than the love sick girls that are portrayed in a lot of books these days,” said Vanessa Reyes, a Fullerton College sophomore. “The hardest part of writing a novel is sitting down to write day after day until you type ‘the end,’” said Jackson. “It takes perseverance, sacrifice, stretchy pants and loads of dedication. If you want to write, do it. Practice often. Find good teachers, but most importantly of all, do the work.”
Transfers: diversity indexes vary at colleges [from page 1]
Examining ethnic diversity on a larger scale within universities and college’s across the nation, U.S. News released information regarding the diversity index of schools from 2012-2013 year. The scales ranged from 0-1, the closer a school was to 1 the more diverse it was. For national universities, 10 Californian schools were in the top 25 with indexes ranging from 0.74 to 0.67; Stanford University, University of San Francisco, UCLA, UC Riverside, University of the Pacific, San Diego State University, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Barbara.
California schools also had 10 of the top 25 liberal arts colleges. The first was Pine Union College with a 0.76 Diversity Index to the last being Scripps College with a 0.54 DI. Although this is a great accomplishment for the Latino community and the college, Latinos seem to struggle the most in regards to graduating with a degree. Roughly 11 percent of Latinos at age of 25 or older earned their bachelor’s degree which makes it the one with the least success from the rest of the ethnic groups in finishing college. Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders are at 48 percent, Caucasions are at 39 percent, and African-Americans at 23 percent.
This information is provided by census reports regarding education at the state and federal levels and by California’s higher educational systems. The biggest improvement in education within the Latino community is earning a high school diploma which increased 23 percent from 1990 to 2011. In the CSUs Latinos as incoming freshmen made up 14 percent of the students and only 5 percent at the UC campuses. Roberto Suro, the director of Tomas Rivera Public Policy Institute at the University of Southern California, stated that students from Latino households tend to have socioeconomic obstacles along their road. They
vary from having to take up a part-time or even full-time jobs to support themselves or their family, coming from a low-income household or one rooted in poverty and being first generation college students. “They show that it’s not just preparation per se that is driving students’ collegedecision making. There are a lot of other factors, from issues of cost and accessibility to state colleges limiting enrollment due to budget cuts,” said Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux, from the Center for Urban Education at USC. She talked about why a significant amount of Latino students attend community
college instead of four-year institutions. Latino students aren’t only hitting the books but fighting for a bigger cause which is tied to their socioeconomic circumstances. That cause is immigration reform. On Oct 4. M.E.Ch.A. cochair, Guadalupe Cisneros and Ricardo Muniz, a member of the Fullerton College Dream Team alongside others rallied outside Ed Royce’s office in hopes of having their voices heard. They asked Royce to support the Immigration Reform. The crowd shared stories on why it is important to them, but did not succeed in getting a hold of Royce directly.
November 20, 2013
Take a bike, leave a bike in Fullerton City’s new bike rental stations make leaving the car at home an attractive proposition.
You may have seen the new bike rental stations on campus or around town. These are set up for people who want to get around the community. This is to help get cars off the road and help the economy. The program is flexible so people can just rent a bike from any station and return it to any other of its stations. The idea is so that if someone wants to check a bike out at the train station to go to school, then they can just rent one for a small fee and drop it off at the station closet to their school campus. This program should be taken advantage of. It is going to be helpful for our environment and help with cutting down the traffic in parking lots and streets. Orange County Transportation Authority chose Bike Nation, the company that has launched a bike sharing program in Anaheim already, to install 15 bike stations and 165 bicycles in Fullerton. This includes the Fullerton Transportation Center, Cal State University Fullerton, Hope International, Fullerton College and Downtown Fullerton. This makes it easy for people to be able to return the bike to any station after they have finished with their errands. The bike station located on the FC campus is by the parking structure. This
way students can park there car to go to class and go do all their errands down town if they need to. This would be an ideal thing to do to save on gas and it would help the bike sharing station so that they see the program being used. Each bike comes with a basket on the front of to help carry items like groceries, books and whatever else a person needs to carry. So if you need to go get something nearby, save gas and bus fare by taking a bike. Users only have to unlock the bike with a membership card. People can also ride the bikes free for 30 minutes and for a fee of $2 to $5 for time used afterward. A one day pass costs $5 and a seven day pass costs $12. Annual membership passes are $75 and for students the annual pass is $45. This fee is better then spending an average of $50 a week on gas. In Washington D.C., where the bike sharing system first started, about 1,600 people joined SmartBike D.C. during
Photo by Mathew Flores, The Hornet
Priced to move: Bike rental station that was recently built at Fullerton College; one of several set up around Fullerton to encourage reducing pollution and vehicle traffic.
its two years of operation, according to Alejandra Molina, a reporter at the Orange County Register. Since the system began in D.C., a system in Arlington County and Alexandria have also started to expand D.C.’s stations, giving them about 175 stations and 1,670 bikes. The system in Fullerton has the potential to do the same. Bike Nation hopes to expand the program to Orange
County and Garden Grove as soon as they can to increase the number of bikes to help the community get to where they need to go and do what you need to get done. If students all took a bike then it would cut down air pollution and help the environment. This would also cut down on the price you pay for gas, bus fare and other travel expenses. This should change the community for the better.
Thanksgiving is the new Black Friday The sales go up and so do the stores hours on this shopping holiday. As festivities are upon us in these last months of the year, to many it means time for family, friends, celebrations and shopping. Lots of shopping. One of the most anticipated times of the year for shoppers is Black Friday, when the best deals are available. As national chains are neckin-neck in competitive sales, some stores are deciding to stay open for much longer on Thanksgiving day. This can be a prediction to how malls will be flooded with complete madness in the
upcoming days. In 2012, Black Friday spending hit a new record of $59.1 billion which went up from $52.4 billion the previous year. According to the National Retail Federation, shoppers spent an average of $423 over the four-day weekend, an overall 13% increase compared to the previous year. For online shopping, it increased 21% on Black Friday from 2011 according to IBM Benchmark. With numbers predicted to
Number of shoppers on Black Friday Weekend (in millions)
By the Numbers
head up in sales it can give all a good guess of what to expect on the day of Black Friday or Thanksgiving for that matter. Kohl’s Department stores are joining their competitors and will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. They will also remain open for the all-day Black Friday. Macy’s stated that their doors will also open at 8 p.m.; JC Penney will also join the trend. The chain that has caused a huge uproar is Kmart. They made the announcement that they would open their doors by 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and stay open for a full 41 hours up until 11 p.m. on Black Friday. Kmart has received criticism from many people on its
Facebook page. Some criticized the chain for making employees work through a day of festivities and adding they should not go to work. They also tell others to not shop there. Kmart has actually opened at 6 a.m. in the previous year, but they closed the stores for a couple of hours to allow employees and customers to spend time with their loved ones. They responded to the criticisms on their Facebook page by stating, “we understand many associates want to spend time with their families during the holiday. With this in mind Kmart stores do their very best to staff with seasonal associates and
of shopper’s total weekend spending last year came online.
8 in 10
shoppers bought “self-gift” items last year.
Dollars spent per shopper
those who are needed to work holidays.” While most comments were bashing the chain’s decision, some people responded by saying that employees may be happy with overtime, some say they had no opinion on it or simply stating that people can choose themselves whether or not they want to work those hours. In the end, customers will definitely be at doors before they open with card or cash within reaching distance. For all the Black Friday shoppers, new or old, anticipating what deals may be in store, a look out on the internet is definitely a must do for the time being.
of shoppers camped out the night before last year
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POINT COUNTERPOINT BRITTANY GONZALES Opinion Editor
For people who have had a hard time in school before community college is a place where they can go and get a better education. It is a place where people of any age can go and get their degree and have a better future. The 4-year degree program on a community college is a good idea because it will help the individual who needs a degree without hurting their budget. Student loans are hard to pay off and can take years so if students could get their degrees without taking one out this would be great. Although the classes would be online this would be better because the fees wouldn’t fit into a students budget.
According to the College Board, public four-year colleges charged, on average, $8,244 in tuition and fees for in-state students in the 2011-12 school year. For out-of-state students, the cost jumps to $12,526. This is not even counting books, food, gas, rent and everything else a student needs to live. Students don’t have a lot of money because students don’t have as much time to work because they are attending school so how can a student pay that much? They take out student loans, which later they will have to pay it all back. In the long run the cost will haunt a student. CNN Money calculated that monthly payment for the average student who owes $25,000: For years 1 and 2, they’ll pay $197 a month; 3 and 4, $240; years 5 and 6: $292; years 7 and 8: $355; years 9 and 10: $431.
The average person does not pay off their student loans until after 10 years sometimes it even takes longer. So if the program were taken advantage of then students wouldn’t have to take out a student loan and therefor they could go on with there lives without having to deal with student loan debt. According to Times Business 1 in 5 households owe student loans. 20 percent of Americans owe large sums of money. According to a new study by The Pew Research Center, 19 percent of households had outstanding student debt in 2010, by far the highest level ever. This is damaging to families. Families already are hurting with the economy the way it is and people being unable to find jobs. That is why this program would help future families.
Should Fullerton College offer bachelor’s degrees? KELLY LEE Hornet Reporter
It is a stage of transition for students to obtain a twoyear degree while finishing their general education units needed to transfer. The programs offered at community colleges are not as excelled or focused on most students’ majors. Starting a four year degree program at a community college would not be beneficial for students as it would allow the student to be comfortable and not be able to explore their abilities at a different school environment. While the program is a lower-cost alternative for students, the cons weigh more than the pros. Graduating from a community college may not offer a strong resume for candidates while there
are other higher education degrees from universities. Obtaining a bachelor’s degree from a university would seem more ideal to an employer then a four year degree at a community college. Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley, CA has started its’ own Learning 1st Program for 4-year degrees without ever leaving community college. The way that the program works is students in select majors that are enrolled in the program are admitted to universities, with all of their courses taken Online. The first problem that arises is that the program would be unavailable for students with other majors. Learning in a classroom environment also proves to be more effective than Online learning. Causing another problem, limited interaction and no personal contact with
instructors. “A face-to-face meeting in a classroom imposes accountability, inspires effort and promotes academic responsibility in subtle ways that we don’t fully appreciate. On a campus, students attend class and stay alert because they worry what the teacher will think if they don’t,” Adam Chandler was quoted in The New York Times. A student must be able to get more hands-on and be a part of a community where the focus is mainly on their career path and/ or major. Students that transfer from community college often crave the university enrichment and the life of a college student. The four year degree program in a community college would only stunt a student’s opportunity to grow and learn in a higher institution where their main focus will be on their career path.
Would you like Fullerton College to offer 4-year degrees to students?
California’s community colleges are considering a proposal to offer bachelor’s degrees in order to increase the number of students who have the credentials to join the workforce.
“I think its great. Everybody deserves a chance to go to school and get their degree no matter where. It’ll probably be easier in a community college, there would be less transferring and paper work back and forth.”
“I think it gives people that had a hard time in school a fair chance. Community college is just easier for people who had a hard time in high school.”
Daniel Zathloul Business major
“In community college you already have too many students as it is general and it would just over-tax the resources that the school already has. You’d have to drop classes to fill up with higher level education. It would just be a bad idea.”
Liberal arts major
“I feel like it’s a good idea considering how bachelor degrees are kind of declining in importance, so it’s kind of like having your associates degree. It would be a lot harder to get classes and it would attract more people to come here because it’s cheaper right now.
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November 20, 2013
Veterans Week honors military Fullerton College honored the sacrifice given by our servicemen with a week of events and festivities put together by the veteran organizations on campus.
Wall invites patriotism and honor NUR SATTAR News Editor
The middle of the Quad was transformed with the placement of the Wall of Remembrance, which commemorated the fallen veterans and innocent American lives lost from tragedies and wars through many generations. One side of the wall displayed a timeline which focused on many key events. The timeline began with the 1983 Beirut barracks bombings which killed many American servicemen; continuing onto events such as the 9/11 bombings of the Twin Towers, the beginning of the War on Terrorism, and the inauguration of President Obama. The opposite side of the wall served as a memorial, honoring those who lost their lives in
the Desert Shield/Storm, 9/11 attacks, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. “An important part of our Centennial history is the service that was given to our country by the men and women who were in the military all these hundred years,” said Bob Jensen, Dean of Fine Arts. He went on to say that many of the original classes of Fullerton College serviced people after World War I and World War II and many of these wars including the War on Terror have included Fullerton College students. “Everything you see right here is true. It happened, these are our guys who went out there and stood up for our rights,” said Jon
LaFleur, a veteran and member of the Patriot Guard Riders. The riders provided the full motorcycle escort that accompanied the Wall of Remembrance onto FC’s campus on Monday, Nov. 4. The Patriot Guard Riders are an organization that originated after the Westboro Baptist Church began protesting at many veterans’ funerals. They shield the attendees of the funeral from Westboro protesters by riding their motorcycles or holding up the American flag. Jensen also said that the wall was made possible through a Centennial partnership with the Veterans Club, Wells Fargo and the Global War on Terror Wall of Remembrance by Vision 2 Victory, a non-profit organization.
Photo by Martin Becerra, The Hornet
Fallen: The vigil in front of The Wall of Remembrence allowed guests to grieve lost American lives.
Lunch with veterans brings unity EVIE ARMENTA Hornet Reporter
Fullerton College welcomed residents and students to enjoy some food and some conversation with the soldiers that have fought for their freedom. The third annual Veterans BBQ took place on Thursday, Nov. 7 and was hosted by The Veterans Resource Center and Veterans Club. Scott Thompson, Veterans Club president and a veteran himself, opened the event by thanking everyone for coming out and supporting the veterans. It was followed by American Veterans, a veterans service organization. Thompson was heavily involved in planning the week’s events and hosting the BBQ. “The event went well. Our main goal was to bring awareness to the community and celebrate all the veterans on campus and in the community,” said Thompson. Recruiters from the Army and Navy were also part of the celebration, walking around and interacting with the guests. They have been part of the Veterans Week celebration every year and are closely involved with the school’s Veterans Resource Center. “The Veterans Club did a good job and it’s good to see that the community supports their vets,” said David C. Lee, Staff Sergeant for the United States Army. As the day continued, the smell of chili and music filled the air. The food was provided by Sodexo with some free chili from Heroes and Roscoe’s restaurant in Downtown Fullerton. They have been volunteering
for the BBQ for three years now. “It’s my first time here at this event and I think it’s good,” said Felix Castro, a veteran who served for 31 years. “I’m happy that people came out to support and honor our troops.” There were many members of both the Veterans Resource Center and the Veterans Club who were interacting with the veterans. There were a lot of people that came out to celebrate and it was their dedication that made this event possible. “I think this is marvelous,” said Robert Pavlovich, a veteran of the marines who served in 1942, a month after the attack on Pearl Harbor. “I think it’s one of the best things that they can do by putting it where everyone can see.”
Photo by Martin Becerra, The Hornet
Free Chili: Many surrounded the Heroes/Roscoe’s annual booth for free chili for Veterans Week.
Photo by Javier Gonzalez, The Hornet
The Battlefield Cross: A symbol for a fallen soldier usually placed on the battlefield after a casualty.
Campus mourns loss MARTIN BECCERA Hornet Reporter
Silence, respect and even serenity. That’s what the community sensed when they united to honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives for the nation they loved along with the innocent Americans whose lives were taken in the 9/11 attacks. One by one, the candlelight from the individual candles held by the participants illuminated their still faces as they realized the sacrifice that other had made for their freedoms. Veterans, students, staff and the community filled the Quad on Nov. 7 for the finale of the Veterans Week celebrations to pay homage to all the lives that were lost, represented on the moveable memorial, The Wall of Remembrance that took up a vast portion of the Quad. “When we see the names, we see that these were people and more than just a number that’s been reported on the news,” said Ceylon Dugas, a political science major. Dugas went on to explain that in a way, she felt it was more than a wall. It was more than the number of names on each panel. It was about real people who lived and died for the freedom they believed this nation deserved. The vigil, hosted by the Veterans Club, opened up with a Civil War-style band, The Band of the California Battalion. Guest speakers and veterans; Derek Hendershot, Ethan Mores, Jay Seidel and Bill Cook shared testimonies of their time in military service as well as what it was like to be a veteran back at home. Each speaker thanked the audience for their support in participating and honoring the veterans by attending the vigil. Hendershot, who oversees the Vision 2 Victory Wall of Remembrance, was especially thankful for the warm reception that the campus had as well as putting on in what he called one of the best events he’s ever seen on campus. “The wall continues to do something we all need. It brings healing and sparks hope in remembering our fallen veterans,” said Hendershot. “This campus is doing what needs to be done to help our vets.” Veterans Week accomplished what Veterans Club President
Scott Thompson was determined to fulfill, which was to respect those who gave their lives as well as to raise awareness in honoring the veterans on campus who served. “As our third annual celebration, this is by far the largest and most elaborate,” said Thompson. Thompson’s effort did not go unnoticed as he was awarded by American Veterans, a veteran organization with a scholarship for putting together the event. But a humbled Thompson would go on to say that it is the hard working veterans in his club that really brought together the event. “Scott has sacrificed time with his family and worked tirelessly all week for this event and he’s doing a tremendous job,” said Freddy Viszneki, a Veterans Club member. “We all feel blessed to be a part of this and working alongside him to see this event through.” Many students gathered throughout the week by attending the events and showing their support to veterans on campus. The Veterans Week celebrations included two documentaries: “High Ground” and “Restrepo”, which brought awareness to the difficulties that veterans face in combat as well as back home adjusting to civilian life. “We need to celebrate our veterans whether you agree with the wars they are serving in or not,” said Sandi Rhode, a prenursing major. “We need to show them support and that they are appreciated.” The candlelight vigil was the centerpiece of the week as the event ended. All of the spectators went home but the symbolism and ritual remained. Before the Veterans Club members dismantled the final panel of the Wall of Remembrance, they grasped hands and said a prayer gathered in a circle around the final upright piece of the wall. Six of the men silently and respectfully dismantled the piece and gently laid it on top of the others, before draping it with an American flag. No sound could be heard as the remaining veterans stood straight and saluted that last remaining bit of the wall in tribute to their fallen brothers and sisters.
Irvine brings out the big top Cirque du Soleil brings TOTEM to the Orange County Great Park. GENESIS MIRANDA Managing Editor
Cirque du Soleil set up their tent in Irvine to present their newest attraction, TOTEM. Last Thursday they set up their big top tent, which will seat 2,600 people. The entire set will take about eight days, which includes installation of entrance, hospitality and rehearsal tents, box office, administrative offices and a kitchen. The show itself is set to run for a total of 12 years. “It’s not necessarily a circus that we’re providing. It’s not theatre, it’s not a musical, we’re mixing all those art forms together,” said Francis Jalbert, publicist for Cirque du Soleil. The show traveled to Irvine from Long Beach and it takes 65 trailers carrying more than 1,200 tons of equipment to move the show from one city to the other. “It’s centered mainly on the physicality of those performers who do those amazing incredible stunts every night in front of the crowd,” said Jalbert. “This
show is called TOTEM and it is about evolution. Basically we are tracing the journey of the human species from the amphibian state, to the ape to the modern man all the way to our ultimate desire, to fly.” The mast and the artistic tent were the first things that were set up on the site in Irvine. As soon as the tent went up, they started to put up the acrobatic grid and bring out all the equipment for the show. The artists arrived to the site on Monday to start rehearsing for the premiere. “It’s impressive what we’re able to do inside that tent. You’ll have artists flying 40 feet in the air over the audience, there’s set pieces moving and we’re really pushing the limits of a tent. I think we’re offering people an experience like they’ve never seen before,” said Jalbert. The show opened in 2010 and has traveled to Europe, Canada and the United States. Cirque du Soleil currently has 19 different shows that are playing around the world; TOTEM is one of those 19 shows. It takes a lot of people to set up the show and the staff that travels with TOTEM is not enough to
put it all together. “We travel with 220 people, including the 46 performers. We hire locally 200 people to help us set up equipment[…]also while the show is going on we hire about 150 locals[...]So we create about 250 jobs when we arrive,” said Jalbert. There are people on staff and artists in the show coming from 20 different countries around the world and speaking 11 different languages. “We are super happy to bring TOTEM and to be back in the area. It’s always been a great market for us. The audience in Southern California are loud and they scream. They really show their appreciation,” said Jalbert. It may seem to be difficult to communicate with one another because of language barriers, they are all still able to perform and do their job by working together to put on these shows. “The language on site is English. But when we have artists that don’t speak English, they will have an interpreter with them,” said Jalbert. TOTEM will run in the Irvine location from Nov. 21 until Dec. 29. Tickets can be found here: Courtesy of Cirque du Soleil www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/ Spinning plates: Cirque du Soleil’s Crystal Ladies will be showing off shows/totem/tickets/irvine.aspx their talents when TOTEM opens at the Orange County Great Park.
Adventures by rail
Burger Wars Food truck owned by FC student to be featured on The Cooking Channel’s “Eat St.” RACHAEL GARCIA Hornet Reporter
Local founders Dylan Watkins, Matt Kinney and Kendrick Parks knew they wanted to start their own business, but with a lot of trial, error, mistakes and advice, the business evolved into a burger food truck. Burger Monster is now OC’s most sought-after food truck. “We just chose the food truck industry because it required the least amount of capital to get in it. We knew food because we were all concierges at the Hyatt,” said Watkins. Watkins and Kinney both grew up in Garden Grove and Parks in Mesa, Ariz. Mobile restaurants are the fastest growing segment in the dining industry and even though they have a successful business, the three co-founders believe it is still important to get an education. “In entrepreneurship you are always learning and growing. It may not be traditional school, but you will always need to improve your skills,” said Watkins. They juggle school and Burger Monster by taking night classes so it doesn’t conflict with work. “There is a lot more hours involved
than you possibly think. You also must find people to help you so you can grow,” said Watkins. During the Blizzcon event at the Anaheim Convention Center last week, most people thought they had to rely on the food from the food court. “I was afraid I was going to have to eat gross food at the convention center, instead I ate deliciously crafted cheeseburgers,” said Marvin Green, Blizzcon attendee. Burger Monster had the longest line at the convention. People heard through word of mouth of the “crafted cheeseburgers” and came rushing to get their hands on one or two. “I’m not a burger person. In fact, salads are more my thing. But I fell in love with the mighty melt burger and will be stalking the Burger Monster truck,” said Isabelle Jolee of Placentia. The Burger Monster crew’s diligent work landed them on the Cooking Channel show’s “Eat St.” The show will air in April. “It was a fun experience but very exhausting. I don’t know how anyone can film a whole movie, I gained a lot of respect for actors and all the staff,” said Parks. Burger Monster is looking into expanding to deliveries and catering. There may even be a Burger Monster restaurant in the future.
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Rolling away: Keep an eye out for the Burger Monster truck rolling through your town.
Photo Courtesy of Ron Reiring
MANUEL PORTUGAL Contributing Columnist
On this journey of Adventures by Rail, we travel to what is dubbed as “The happiest city in America”, the central coast city of San Luis Obispo. This adventure finds us boarding Amtrak’s famed Pacific Surfliner. The Pacific Surfliner was birthed in the year 2000 and offers intercity service from San Luis Obispo to the Los Angeles and San Diego areas. Something the Surfliner’s predecessor did not offer. San Luis Obispo is now the northern terminus for the Amtrak’s Surfliner service and takes roughly about 5 hours to access from our area. Our home base, The Fullerton Train Station will be our point of origin for this unique journey that once again offers panoramic Pacific Ocean views and memories not soon to be forgotten. The City of San Luis Obispo shares a similar background and culture to that of the previously visited city of San Juan Capistrano. Bonded by their historical ties with the California Mission program and small city feel, these cities have a lot in common. Despite the similarities, SLO is a completely different animal. Nestled on the central coast at the midway point between the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles, this small town has many opportunities to have large amounts of fun. To get the most out of your experience, an overnight stay at some of
the unique local lodging is a good idea. SLO has a little something to offer for everyone from young college students to older family oriented types. With its close proximity and small town design, a vehicle is not required to get the most out of your experience. There are many things to do in downtown SLO. As usual, there are several unique bars and restaurants offering great service and tastes. A local brewery, Tap It Brewing, they offer great beers and great food as well. Tap It Brewery offers a happy hour that will make you smile and is one of the many perks of this central coast gem. A visit to SLO is not complete without a journey to the Spanish mission. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa was founded in 1772 by Father Serra and stands to this day as one of the oldest buildings in California. San Luis Obispo offers activities for everyone. Whether you’re a family of four, a fine craft beer sampler or even your typical college adventurer. SLO is sure to leave a memory or two with its visitors. With ease of access via The Fullerton Train Station, a rail trip to San Luis Obispo is something that should be considered by everyone. If you have a weekend to spare, head down to the Fullerton Train Station and hop aboard the Pacific Surfliner to SLO town. It’s a journey that is not soon to be forgotten.
Adventures by rail is a biweekly column dedicated to the Fullerton Train Station and the many adventures it can take you on all without leaving California.
Cabana Boys spark excitement on campus
Fullerton College musicians working together to create quality music. MICHAEL DUVERNAY Hornet Reporter
The Cabana Boys are a high-energy ensemble group under the direction of Greg Woll and features exciting sounds of jazz, pop, Latin and fusion music. Each member has gone through an audition process in the beginning of the fall semester in order to become a Cabana Boy. The members of the group are then a Cabana Boy for a year. “To be in the Cabana Boys, you need to be good at what you do and willing to learn,” said Woll. This year the group has two returning members: Jordan Wainwright and Trevor Martin. They have eight new members: Jimmy Cormier, Andrew Martelle, Chad Stanner, Ruben Uribe, Isaias Baqueano, Steven Woods, Maria Morris and Byradon Manko. The Cabana Boys practice at least twice
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Cabana Boy Lance Smith practicing for the upcoming show this Friday and Saturday.
a week. They try to practice even more than that when they are preparing for any upcoming shows. “I am very excited about this year. I’m
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Cabana Boys at practice: The Cabana Boys practice several hours a week in the recital hall for their upcoming shows on Friday and Saturday in the Campus Theater.
looking forward to performing with this talented group,” said Wainwright. The Cabana Boy’s main focus on musical style this year is derived from pop-commercial music as well as jazz, rock, and funk. “The group specializes in rock and jazz but I am lucky enough to be with musicians who are capable of playing almost any style of music,” said Martelle. The Cabana Boys are one of several school groups who are appear to be in popular demand around the Fullerton community and the surrounding Los Angeles areas. “We stay connected to the campus,” said Woll. “We go on tours and we are always representing Fullerton College.” This group performs every year in the Fullerton College Jazz Festival, which is held in March. They also perform at the National Association of Music Merchandisers Convention, which is held in Anaheim every year. The boys recently played at The Outlets of Orange for the premiere of “Thor: Into the Dark World.” “I am really looking forward to seeing the Cabana Boys in concert. I went to their last concert and it was great. I really like their sound of music,” said Kelly Johnson, FC music major. The Cabana Boys have recorded several CD’s produced by James Linahon Productions and have won numerous community awards. “I’ve learned a lot from just being in the Cabana Boys, from acting professional to learning to let go of my anxiety so you can blow a gig and have a good time,” said Wainwright. Former members have moved on to universities to continue their education in music while others are working around the music industry. “We are trying to advance this group past the school, they have opened up for Deep Purple,” said Woll.
Performers jazz up the night with music
Blue Matter Combo play the night away with jazz music. MICHAEL DUVERNAY Hornet Reporter
It was a good night for some jazz music at the Fullerton College Campus Theater. The Mike Scott Combo is an eight piece band that includes the trumpet, clarinet, trombone, saxophone, bass guitar and drums. “It’s been a pleasure to work with these guys. It’s been a lot of fun. I enjoy working with them and rehearsing on these songs,” said Scott, combo director. The combo played some great solo parts on various songs that gave it a lot of layer and movement. In the song by Lee Morgan, “Totem Pole”, a guitar solo by Thomas Bremer and a great trumpet solo by Ryan Sato combined with the horn section brought a nice harmonica sound to the song. The most interesting ideas
came consistently from Wayne Shorter’s “Beauty and the Beast” song where the combo gave an outstanding performance. They played some solo parts that really brought out the tone of the song. “I like the sound of the Mike Scott combo. They really put down a great show. I loved all the different solo part to the songs,” said James Mitchell. Blue Matter Combo directed by Joe Jewell was an eight piece band that played jazz and fusion music from Art Blakey. They played three of Blakley’s songs. The first song was “Chan Dex Chan” which featured the brass section of three females, Harriet Tam on alto sax, Stef Tapia on baritone sax, and Mirela Chavez on trombone. The song was accompanied by drums and guitars. “They all work hard and do a great job performing,” said Jewell. The second song was called “The Hornet” and the musicians played with a heavy fusion style along with solo parts that made the song fly off. The third song was called
“Brain Storm” and it started out with the horn section playing along with a smooth drum beat. “Filibuster” by John Scofield was the last song which featured a guitar solo by Jaden Lee and trombone solo by Mirela Chavez along with a nice drum beat that brought the song out. “With Jewell as a guitar teacher, we can see why he is so good,” said Bobby Wilson. Bruce Babad Combo is a small eight piece band with an dynamic rhythm section of guitars, piano and drums along with an outstanding horn section. Traditionally, they play Jazz and bebop music that has always been important to the group. The sense of forward momentum was clear from the opening song “Solarid” that was filled with a form of transparency and textures. A strong piano solo by Sangpil Lee and trumpet solo by Jason Sandoval was delivered by a nice rich saxophone solo by Steven Wood. It was also accompanied by Daniel Newell with his guitar solo.
November 20, 2013
Fullerton College Music Calendar C a ba na Boys
Directed by Greg Woll Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 to Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013
Directed by Dean Anderson Monday, Nov. 25, 2013
Syne rg y Voc a l Ja z z a nd L a b Ba nd Directed by Jamie Shew and Greg Woll Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013
Symphonic W inds Directed by Anthony Mazzaferro Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
A Holida y C onc e rt Directed by John Tebay and Dr. Dawn Brooks Friday, Dec. 6, 2013
E le c t ronic M us ic E ns e mble
Directed by Marcus Burger Monday, Dec. 9, 2013
Je rrys Kids F C Bra s s E ns e mble s Directed by Jerry Garvin Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013
P e rc us s ion E ns e mble Directed by Erik Leckrone Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013
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Music helping to bring the school to life: Blue Matter performed on Thursday, Nov. 14 and executed their music well.
They followed up with Bobby Watson’s song “Wheels with in a Wheels.” It was then continued with a song by Bruce Babad called “Blue.” It started out with a wild drum beat that featured a nice flute solo By Ruben Uribe and was accomplished with a sax solo by Steven Wood. It ended with a nice rendition on the Bass guitar
by Nathan York and Daniel Newell. The closing song was with Vent Nails that featured all of the musicians having jazz-styled solos. “I knew that Fullerton had a great music department,” said David Jones. “But all I can say is wow, this was a great concert. I really enjoyed the Bruce Babad Combo.”
Teacher leads student in a new direction with writing Film and TV Professor inspires student to pursue a career as a screenwriter. RACHAEL GARCIA Hornet Reporter
Last year, TV/Film professor Victor Phan presented Fullerton College student Daniel Outhier with the Most Creative TV/Film student for 2013. Outhier took Phan’s screenwriting class in the Fall of 2012 and knew that he had found his calling for writing. “I took Victor’s class last fall and found my calling. I was 31 and thought I’d end up working dead-end jobs until the day I died, but when I started studying screen-writing, I took to it like a fish to water,” says Outhier. Since Phan’s screen-writing courses are for film scripts, Outhier took an independent study with Phan to work on a Television script. “He told me that my ‘voice’ was how a writer sees the world. That it is absolutely unique,” says Outhier. Phan was impressed by Outhier’s work ethic despite his Autism and encouraged him to
continue to work towards his goals. “Daniel left himself vulnerable in his script ‘The Outsider’ and vulnerability makes for good writing,” says Phan. Outhier enjoys watching scifi, fantasy and anything with a fantastic element that appeals to Outhier as both a writer and viewer. “I’m working an internship company that’s closely connected with Guillermo del Toro,” said Outhier. Phan enjoys writing social horror scripts and wants the audience to be aware about societal problems. This is something that Outhier was able to portray in “The Outsider,” which is about being the black sheep in society. Phan has worked on numerous films like “Zombie Cokehead” and “Friends for Eternity.” Phan’s current project, “The Prey” is a $2.5 million project starring actor Danny Trejo, about U.S. soldiers in the Middle East who become trapped in a cave that is inhabited by a deadly creature. “When something about society bothers me, I write about it,” said Phan.
Phan edited Outhier’s original work and was able to give him honest feedback on his writing. He was able to introduce Outhier to a few producers who needed a writer for work. “I’m just learning to write, write and write consistently instead of waiting for inspiration to strike,” said Outhier. Outhier has his own writing clients now and works in Los Angeles as a script reader. “I know that, as a type-A personality, who works his ass off to get it done,” said Outhier. Currently the pair are not collaborating on a project but Outhier has offered to make him a co-owner of a concept, if Phan will help him sell it. The concept of the show is about an adopted college student discovering the truth about his birth parents. “I think what separates Daniel from other writers is his ability to reflect. There’s so much in life that he has missed out on because he feels like an outsider,” said Phan. “But now, it gives him a 20/20 hindsight to tell great stories through.” Outhier inspires to become a staff writer and is working his way up to being a showrunner.
Comedic acts in Fullerton
Courtesy of Improv Shmimprov
Improv Shmimprov proves to bring laughs and give back to the Fullerton community. JEREMIAH GIRARD Sports Editor
Improv Shmimprov has been providing laughs to Orange County since 2003 and is located right in Downtown Fullerton. The crew has been putting on shows for over 10 years but have seen it grow beyond what they could have imagined. The show has been named the “Best Improv Show in Orange County” by the OC Weekly. Tickets are priced at $5. However, there is an option to roll a ten sided dice and pay what you roll. Improv Shmimprov was founded by a few graduates from the University of California, Irvine. They performed in a group called Live Nude People with Clothes On. Once they graduated they knew they wanted to keep going. “When we started, it was literally about as small as it could possibly have been,” said Nathan Makaryk, founder. “It was like seven of us performing in someone’s kitchen for like four of our friends.” Shmimprov caught a break early on and found its current home at The Maverick Theatre. Every year in November, Shmimprov hosts Shmimprov Idol, where they hold auditions and let the audience vote on a few new members for their team. Everything they do revolves around audience participation. “It is not about the money,” said Sarah BusterBrooks, performer. “I just love doing improv and Shmimprov allows me to do improve with some of the best performers in the area.”
They take their comedy very seriously but are by no means against messing around. “We do a lot of stupid crap on stage,” said Danish Nashirovan, performer. “Anything from making fun of each other, to inflicting pain on each other. We do whatever it takes.” Shmimprov is known to throw random events throughout the year. They do special shows all throughout the month of October and call it Schmoctoberfest. They are also known to put on benefit shows for big natural disasters and raise money by having the performers do crazy stunts on stage. These range anywhere from eating a ghost pepper before performing, to being shocked with various amounts of electricity. “This is a fun group to perform with,” said Ryan Clark, performer. “We love to make people laugh and do a bunch of stupid crap in the process.” Shmimprov continues to grow and have recently begun to add some big shows to their rotation. They perform at the Brea Improv one Saturday per month and have performed on a couple Disney cruises over the past year. “I think what sets us apart from a lot of teams out there is the quality of talent,” said Makaryk. The Maverick Theatre is small but they have no plans of moving anytime soon. “Ideally, I would like there to be an Improv Shmimprov theatre one day,” said Makaryk. “But in order to do that, we would have to raise our prices way higher than they are. That is not something we want to do.” For now, Shmimprov will continue to bring laughs from the little theatre by the train station. “It’s crazy to see how many people come out to see us twice a week,” said Makaryk. “I never thought I would see this show grow to this extent.””
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It’s time to write: Screenwriting professor Victor Phan types out his next screenplay in the office. Phan teaches his students about constructing a script, and what the film business is all about. Photo by Javier Gonzalez, The Hornet
SAMANTHA BORCHARD Contributing Columnist
It’s a wonderful thing to see guys and girls take on the fashion world. However, it’s important to be aware of how one wears these clothes. It can be very easy to turn those fashion “do’s” into fashion “don’ts.” Here are some examples: Leggings-The main thing to remember about leggings are that they are not pants. The most appropriate way to wear them is with a shirt or sweater that falls below your lower region. High Waisted Shorts-This trend can be paired with any top and make for a stylish casual look. The problem is that these shorts are high waisted, which means the lower half is shorter. Be aware when shopping for these shorts to try them on and check the length on bottom. Crop tops-If you choose to wear them, avoid wearing this top on its own. Showing off too much of your tummy is not attractive. Instead, pair the loose fit crop-tops with a fitted cami or tank top. The same goes for cropped sweaters. For the fitted cropped tops, pair with a loose flannel as a cover up or a button down chambray top. Ladies try following the cardinal fashion rule: if you show off legs, cover
up on top. If you show off the top, cover up on bottom. Men, there are some do’s and don’ts for you as well: V-neck shirts-Stock up on these in multiple colors. Don’t buy deep v-neck shirts. It is not attractive or classy to show off your chest in public. Button Down Shirts-long sleeve or short sleeve, these shirts are a must. The best colors and prints to buy are the more subtle tones and stick with neutrals. Don’t buy any of these shirts in loud prints like hawaiian or american flag. Avoid embellishments like jewels, studs and tribal prints. Skinny Jeans-I’m not entirely sure where this trend started but it needs to stop. They aren’t flattering on any guy and definitely not functional. The best thing you can do is stay away from skinny and baggy jeans. Try to find a middle ground that fits your height and legs. A simple boot cut or straight leg pair of pants will go with everything and will save you money. As fashion trends change so will the do’s and don’ts. Please be aware of fashion crimes we all commit in the fashion world so that you can take this information and apply it to your wardrobe. Happy Shopping!
November 20, 2013
Hornets finish regular season undefeated
The Hornets retain the Key to the County, with a dominating 56-35 win. JEREMIAH GIRARD Sports Editor
The Fullerton College football team knocked off the Santa Ana College Dons in the annual Key to the County game. The Hornets extended their undefeated season with a 56-35 win. The Hornets (10-0, 6-0) clinched the conference championship and will head into the state playoffs as the top ranked team in the South division. They will have the opportunity to host a playoff game next week. The 91 combined points scored in the game are the most scored in the rivalry game, which broke the old record of 80. Hornet quarterback, Jose Escobar, broke the school record for passing yards in a season. His 2,574 yards break the old record by 27 yards over Brian Bartczak in the 2001 season. Coming into the year, the quarterback position appeared to be a question mark with the departure of Conor Bednarski. “I play with a chip on my shoulder,” said Escobar. “I want to leave people with no reason to doubt me.” The game was all Hornets early on. They took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. The scoring started
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Undefeated: Big Rob holds up the Key to the County trophy as the football team celebrates around him. The Hornets one again put up a record breaking performance in route to a 21-point victory over their rivals.
when Escobar hit the game’s MVP, Eli Pleasant, with a 37-yard touchdown pass, on the First play of the Hornets’ drive after a fumble. On the very next drive, the Dons fumbled again and sophomore safety, Alex Bernstein, picked up the ball and ran it back 60 yards for a touchdown. He also added another interception later in the game and three tackles in route to picking up Defensive Player of the Game honors.
BENJAMIN SIEPAK Hornet Reporter
Richie Incognito of the Miami Dolphins, has been indefinitely suspended by the team, after allegations were made of bullying and hazing teammate Jonathan Martin. This story has been unspooling since Martin quit the team on October 28th, following an incident that took place in the Dolphin’s lunch room. Such allegations included verbal and physical harassment, with text messages and voicemails full of explicit and racial slurs, and repeatedly forcing Martin into mental breakdowns. Martin was a second round draft pick out of Stanford in the 2012 draft. He has been criticized for his lack of mental toughness, which might have been reinforced by the way he has handled the issues with Incognito. The NFL has decided to undergo their own independent investigation on the matter. Many of Incognito and Martin’s teammates have spoken to the media stating that the two of them seemed to have a bestfriend relationship. It has been said that the two spent most of their time with each other on and off the field, and have shared over 1,000 text messages in the past year. Incognito has also gone to the media, constantly reiterating the fact that he was always there for Martin. The final incident that led to the departure of Martin was in
the lunchroom,. Martin was last to get his food, and the plan of the prank was that once he got his food and went to sit down at the table, the rest of the table was going to simultaneously get up, pick up their food and sit at another table. This appeared to be the last straw of harassment for Martin, who immediately threw his food in frustration, stormed out of the lunch room, and hasn’t returned to the locker room since. A few days following the incident, Incognito was suspended from the team indefinitely. Under the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, a player can be suspended for a maximum of four games. Incognito has been no stranger to suspensions and locker room problems. He was released from both the University of Nebraska and University of Oregon teams. He has been consistently ranked among the top five dirtiest players in the NFL, including the number 1 spot in 2009. He has already been released by two NFL teams. After four weeks of no pay, Incognito has decided to file a non-injury grievance against the Miami Dolphins. He has already lost more than $1 million of pay, and feels he has been wrongly suspended for an indefinite amount of time. The NFL will be continuing their investigation. Although Incognito may win the grievance, chances are the Dolphins will release him from the team, after all of the drama.
“I thought the defense as a whole played really well today,” said Bernstein. “It was cool to be able to have the ball in my hands and make plays.” Santa Ana running back Divonte Beale, who was named Offensive Player of the Game, answered back with a 4-yard rushing score in the second quarter. After Ryan Byrd extended the lead back to 14 points, Beale scored again, on a 27-yard pass to cut the deficit back down to seven.
With only two minutes remaining in the half, Escobar hit Pleasant again for a 14-yard score. Pleasant finished with 125 yards on eight catches and scored two touchdowns. The lead was expanded to 35-14 on a 3-yard touchdown run by Lavorrie Johnson, early in the second half. The Dons tried to claw back and did so on a 31yard pass from Shane Truelove to Jordan Brown. With the lead at 35-21, the Hornets rattled off three
consecutive touchdowns to grow the lead to 56-21. Escobar hit Elijah Balavitch for his first touchdown of the year, on a 6-yard pass. On the next drive, Trashon Broughton intercepted a Truelove pass and returned it 60-yards for a score. Escobar added a 31-yard touchdown to Ryan Longoria to cap off the Hornets’ scoring and extend the lead to 35 points. The Dons added two more touchdowns late to bring the score to the final. “Anytime you can go 10-0 in a season, it is a great accomplishment,” said FC head coach, Tim Byrnes. “We are going to celebrate, but we got to get right back to it and we have a few more games to win.” The Hornets will host College of the Canyons, next Saturday, at 1 p.m. That game will be the first round of the state playoffs. The Hornets are currently ranked second in the nation and have positioned themselves to make a run at the national championship with covincing wins from here on out. “We are just worried about winning games,” Byrnes said. “We don’t think about the National Championship. It is going to be hard enough just to win the games we need to win, in order to win state. We can’t focus on trying to run up the score or anything like that.”
Women’s Polo takes third in SoCal Fullerton College goes to regionals and leaves with third-place trophy. ALEX MIRANDA Hornet Reporter
The No. 3 seeded Lady Hornets (24-4) beat the No. 6 seeded Mounties (19-10), 12-7, in a game filled with miscommunication, a lack of execution and arguments with officials. “You don’t have to play pretty,” said Gabriel Martinez, Hornet head coach. “You just need to win.” With their season on the line, the Lady Hornets found themselves in quite the standstill in the first half. Tied at 3-3, heading into the closing moments of the first half, they finally made their move. The Hornets (29-6) scored consecutive goals by Ashley Laos and Nicole Williams. Laos scored her goal on a lob shot, barely out of the reach of the Mt. SAC goalie, Tana Wilson. Meanwhile, Williams goal was much more aggressive as she led a breakaway in the final seconds, overwhelming Wilson with a quick shot to put Fullerton up 5-3 at the end of the first half. “We just put our heads down, and realized we were playing like crap and decided to fix it,” said freshman Alicia Tully. She scored three goals of her own in the game. Unfortunately, for the Mounties that was only the beginning of the offensive eruption for the Lady Hornets. Fullerton would score another three unanswered goals before the Mounties could stop the bleeding at 8-3.
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Reaching out: Sophomore Joanne Svendsen fully extends in an attempt to get her hand on a lob shot in a game against Golden West.
Two of those goals would come from sophomore center, Leilani Vazquez and one from Sarah Benedict, sophomore. Vazquez finished with four goals on the night, all of them coming in the second half. “We kicked ourselves in the butt to wake up,” said Vazquez. “We just had to try and play our game. We had to come out on top.” The Lady Hornets season was not ready to come to an end, but the Mounties weren’t the only obstacle they had to face in the game. “The refs had a significant impact on the outcome of the game,” Martinez said of the officials. “I think we were the better team, but the referees were a big part of the game, which they shouldn’t have been.” Throughout, the match there was visible and audible anger from not only Martinez, but Mt. SAC Coach Chris Jackson. “I don’t think they effected the outcome of the game, we got a couple of calls and so did they,” said Jackson. After Fullerton’s five goal eruption, Mt. SAC settled in and answered back to make the game
a bit more interesting, pulling within 10-7 at one point in the third quarter. However, it would be too little, too late as the Lady Hornets would score two more unanswered goals in the fourth quarter. The team then advanced to the third round where they took on the Riverside Lady Tigers. Unfortunately, the Hornets fell short to the Tigers for the fourth time this season. This one, by a score of 12-8. Goaltender, Jaonne Svendsen had seven saves, and did all that she could to keep the Hornets close. Vazquez and Tully led the attack once again. Tully had a team-high four goals, while Vasquez added three more to her own total. After the loss, the Hornets found out that they would be matching up with LA Valley for third place in southern California. The FC defense executed much better. The Hornets and LA Valley were tied at 5-5 when regulation expired. The great defensive play kept up throughout overtime, but FC added one goal and won 6-5.
FC women take second in state
The Hornet golfers take second place in the state tournament. JEREMIAH GIRARD Sports Editor
The Fullerton College women’s golf took second place at the state championship tournament in Modesto, on Monday, and Tuesday. The four teams involved were Santa Barbara Community College, FC, Cañada Community College and Modesto Community College.
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Long shots: Tiffany Kohyama practices with her driver in preparation for the State Championship tournament, on Monday and Tuesday. The Hornets took second.
SBCC was in first place, after the first day with a combined score of 317. The Hornets were only ten strokes back at 327. Cañada was at 333, and Modesto was down at the bottom with a 342. Only the top four individual scores are totaled up to make the team score. The Hornets were lead by two players, Paulina Dejamco and Nea Bennett, who both had a score of 80. FC’s score was finished off by Kacy Kaichi’s 83 and Shanna Siaki’s 84. The two top individual scores for the day both came from the first day’s leaders Santa Barbara. Fanny Johansson shot a 74 and Vanesa Villa shot a 77. The Hornets feel like they could be in first place, but made too many mistakes when it came time to execute. “We need to putt better,” head coach Debi Woelke said. “We did not putt very well in the first round, but to only be down by ten strokes going into day two is not bad at all.” Even though the Hornets did not feel they were in top form, they still will say that SBCC also just played a great round. “They made some big shots,” Woelke said. “I saw them chip in a few times from off the green. I do not think our girls were able to do that once today.” Going into the second day, the Hornets knew that they would have to be on top of their game to make up for the ten stroke deficit against Santa Barbara. They had a better day, by shooting a 323. Santa Barbara shot 329, but the Hornets still fell four strokes short. “It did not help going in that we were down ten strokes,” Woelke said. “But, there are always shots that we could have done differently.” Bennett and Dejamco once again led the Hornets, with both shooting a 79. In the
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Back at it: Lady Hornets’ forward is excited to bePhoto back on theFlores, court. by Mathew The Hornet
Back in Action Xochitl Nava returns to the hard wood after taking a multi-year hiatus. JEREMIAH GIRARD Sports Editor
After three years away from basketball, Freshman forward Xochitl Nava is returning to try to provide a spark for the Lady Hornets. Nava graduated high school in 2011 but has not played basketball since her Junior year and is in her first semester of college. “After high school I had some personal issues to figure out,” Nava said. “I got them figured out and I am back at it.” She went to high school at Brea Olinda and got to play three years of basketball at one of the more prestigous programs in the nation, before deciding to take her senior year off. “I never played varsity at Brea,” Nava said. “But even at the JV level the coaches are super competitive and try to build up the mentality of win or bust.” When she arrived at Fullerton College, her original intent was not to jump right back into basketball and try to play for the team. “I am in Coach Foster’s basketball class on Mondays,
and I just joined the class to play for fun,” Nava said. “She saw me playing and told me that I should try out for the team. She made it on the team and is back playing the game she loves. After the time off, she knows that she is still a ways away from where she used to be. Nava is having to get back into playing shape while learning a new system and preparing for a season all at the same time. “It was really hard at first because I haven’t played much more than pickup games in the last few years,” said Nava. “I need to work on a lot of the fundamental stuff and definitely get stronger and rebound better.” She was a guard in high school and is having to get used to being more of a post player. Nava has not seen too much playing time in the first two games but knows that she just needs to set her mind on improving everyday. “I am just trying to get better on a daily basis,” Nava said. “Once I fix the little things the playing time should come.” Now that she is back in the game, Nava would like to keep going. She hopes to play at a university when her time is done with the Lady Hornets.
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Getting out of trouble: Taylor Paternostro practices her pitching game out of the bunker. Coach Woelke has been preaching the fundamental to the team all year.
indiviual tournament, Bennet was tied for second in the state, which would make her an all-state player. The tournament was still in progress at production time. “This team has been amazing,” said Bennett. “I have never been on a team that was close like this. We were all close and just wanted to see each other get better.” Dejamco was the only sophomore on the team, and the other members will all be returning next year. “These two years at Fullerton have been
extremely special to me,” said Dejamco. “I wanted to come here and make a difference for this program and I think I did that.” Next year, the team has a lot to look forward to considering that most of the team will be returning. “I think that we are definitely the favorites heading into next year,” said Woelke. “That being said, I will still recruit the same and look for players to improve the team.
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November 20, 2013
Student Transfer Opportunity Mentorship Program members dress up and inform students about the process of transferring.
FC students take a chance at luck by playing casino games, such as roulette, in front of the school library.
FC Dance Team shows their school spirit on the campus Quad for Homecoming Day last Wednesday.
Bill Chambers is awarded a plaque for his career of athletic training at FC during halftime at Yorba Linda High School.
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Fullerton College had their annual Homecoming celebration titled, “Through the Years”, which is commemorating the college’s centennial. This event started last Wednesday with an on-campus celebration which included food, costumes and most importantly, history. However, the festivities didn’t end there. It was followed by the “Key to the County” football game on Saturday against the Santa Ana College Dons.
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